Mass Rearing of Natural Enemies
Mass rearing is the economic production of millions of beneficial insects, as if in an assembly line, in order to produce the maximum number of fertile females, with the least number of men/hours and space, in the shortest time possible, at low cost;
Insect production that can accomplish goals at an acceptable cost/benefit ratio, in numbers exceeding from 10 thousand to 1 million times the average productivity of a population of native females;
Systematic, automated activity conducted in integrated facilities, in order to produce a relatively large supply of insects for distribution.
Therefore, mass rearings are truly factories, in which cost is highly important, particularly with respect to labor, since it represents 70–80% of total production cost. To achieve...
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